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18-August-2013
18-August-2013

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

A monument commemorates the men and women of the Netherlands who joined in the defence of Australia from 1941 to 1945 during World War Two.

Note : 13-June-2017: As part of the Queen`s Wharf Brisbane development the Department of State Development was required to decommission the Netherlands and Netherlands East Indies Memorial from Queen’s Place (corner Alice and George Streets, Brisbane) as the site is now a construction zone.

The monument will be relocated to Memorial Corner at Roma Street Parklands in the future. 

Location

State:QLD
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.474722
Long: 153.026944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

The Royal Netherlands Navy and Naval Air Service

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The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army

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The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force

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The Netherlands Merchant Navy

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The civilian population of the Dutch East Indies
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Back Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL RECOGNIZES THOSE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THE NETHERLANDS AND THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES , WHO JOINED THE PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA IN THE DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY IN THE YEARS 1941 - 1945.

OPDAT WIJ NIET VERGETEN

Plaque :

The Netherlands and Netherlands East Indies Memorial was officially unveiled by

The Honourable Robert Schwarten MP  Minister for Public Works, Housing and Racing and Dr Hans Sondaal Ambassador for the Netherlands on 4 May 2004

Captain Kusper Kuiper   Consul to the Netherlands Queensland
Mal Grierson                Director General Department of Public Works

Source: MA
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